Remember the Loud Family From the 1970s PBS Series 'An American Family'? HBO Has a Lineup of Big Stars Who Will Play Them When Its TV Movie Based on the Louds Premieres Next Month TVWeek
"Cinema Verite," a TV movie based on the 1973 PBS documentary series "An American Family," will premiere on HBO April 23, TVWeek has learned, and the network has put together a strong cast for the project.
The HBO film stars Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Diane Lane and Oscar and multiple Golden Globe winner Tim Robbins as the Louds, the Santa Barbara couple who agreed to let their family’s lives become the subject of the first "reality" TV show, an unvarnished 12-hour look at a typical American family.
James Gandolfini co-stars in "Cinema Verite" as the director of the documentary who's determined to keep the cameras rolling, especially as the dysfunction of the Louds begins to turn the documentary into a full-fledged drama.
Also in the cast are Kathleen Quinlan, Lolita Davidovich, Patrick Fugit, Shanna Collins and Thomas Dekker.